Jewelry Making ・ Jewelry Design

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The Jewelry Making technique called openwork has been widely used in Florence since the time of the Renaissance, beginners and it’s one of these techniques that can be only taught here.

Students will learn to make various objects, such as rings, pendant head, pieces, bangle, bracelets, and other original works. depending on the duration of the study and speed.

For basic lessons, motifs of flowers and leaves often used during the Renaissance are used. After learning basic techniques, students can challenge making jewelry with different designs.

In the Jewelry Design course, students will be introduced to graphical representation techniques of jewels and gemstones, learning effectively how to merge aesthetics with functionality. First, students will be introduced to hand-sketching techniques, and then develop their personal projects through the use of professional software, exploring their own aesthetic sense and originality. The curriculum addresses many topics, including the study of the light refraction, color theory, technical drawing, perspective drawing, gemology.


Instructors :
Accademia Riaci jewelry making professor is a well-known goldsmith, winner of the competition “Millennium anniversary bill for the 50,000 Lira banknote” (the “Lira” was the currency in Italy before adopting the “Euro”).
Our Jewelry Design instructor, after graduating with a diploma of design from the “Accademia di Costume e Moda” (Academy of Costume and Fashion) in Rome, she started working as a 3D designer in several studios and later as a jewelry design freelancer, developing a very high-level experience, managing the production process from prototype to product.




2 weeks Course Sample Schedule

week day AM PM
1st week Sun. Arrival in Florence
Mon. Orientation, City tour, Welcome Lunch Lessons
Tue. Lessons Independent Study
Wed. Lessons Lessons
Thu. Lessons Independent Study
Fri. Art visit Free time
Sat. Cultural Activity
2nd week Sun. Free time
Mon. Lessons Lessons
Tue. Lessons Independent Study
Wed. Lessons Lessons
Thu. Lessons Independent Study
Fri. Art visit, Independent Study Free time
Sat. Housing Check-out

Fees and Schedule 2021
(fees - includes accommodation, daily meal vouchers, and weekly visits, etc.)

2 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks 8 weeks 12 weeks
Fees (Tuition Fee + Accommodation, etc.)
€2,600 €4,600 €6,400 €8,200 €11,000
Number of Lessons (*1 Lesson = 45 minutes)
21 lessons/week (with instructors)
+ 21 Independent Study/week (without instructor)
Credits
3 6 9 12 18
Check-in (Sun) - Check-out (Sat)
[ 2021 ]
May 2 – May 15
May 16 – May 29
May 30 – Jun. 12
Jun. 13 – Jun. 26
Jun. 27 – Jul. 10
Jul. 11 – Jul. 24
Jul. 25 – Aug. 7
Aug. 22 – Sep. 4★
Sep. 5 – Sep. 18
Sep. 19 – Oct. 2
[ 2021 ]
May 2 – May 29
May 16 – Jun. 12
May 30 – Jun. 26
Jun. 13 – Jul. 10
Jun. 27 – Jul. 24
Jul. 11 – Aug. 7
Jul. 25 – Sep. 4★
Aug. 22 – Sep. 18★
Sep. 5 – Oct. 2
[ 2021 ]
May 2 – Jun. 12
May 16 – Jun. 26
May 30 – Jul. 10
Jun. 13 – Jul. 24
Jun. 27 – Aug. 7
Jul.25 – Sep.18★
[ 2021 ]
May 2 – Jun. 26
May 16 – Jul. 10
May 30 – Jul. 24
Jun. 13 – Aug. 7
Jun.27 – Sep. 4★
Jul. 25 – Oct. 2★
[ 2021 ]
May 2 – Jul. 24
May 16 – Aug. 7
May 30 – Sep. 4★
Jun. 13 – Sep. 18★
Jun.27 – Oct. 2★
★ Painting, jewelry making, art history, enjoyment, Italian, English, home cooking, home cooking / Dolce, gelato, barista courses only
Note:
Due to a SUMMER BREAK, the school will be closed from August 7, 2021, to August 22, 2021.

Including

Enrollment fee, Tuition,
Facilities fee (no materials),
Orientation meeting,
Welcome lunch,
Welcome kit (city map, pen, notebook, file folder, bus pass, one lunch ticket),
Weekly guided art visits to the best attractions and historical monuments of Florence,
Housing: shared apartment – twin room (single room available),
Housing utilities expense,
Daily meal vouchers (2 daily meal vouchers a week + 4 Coffee/tea/mineral water vouchers a week),
Cultural excursions: once every 2 weeks (e.g.: ceramic laboratory visit, antique market of Arezzo visit, trip to Pisa, trip to a Tuscan farmhouse, Pizza lesson),
English interpreter during lessons with the teacher

  • Intensive lessons: 21 lessons/week with the instructors + 21 Independent Study/week (without instructor)
  • 1 lesson=45 minutes
  • Materials for artworks used or consumed individually by students are not included in the fees above.
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